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Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Biloxi, Mississippi The daily Herald serving Biloxi Gulfport and the Mississippi coast since 1884 i a served by associated press volume 86 a number 335 Mississippi coast saturday morning september 19, 1970 2 sections a 20 pages weather Clear to partly Cloudy and warm through sunday with Chance of daytime thundershowers. Highs today 88-94. Lows tonight 70-76. Details on Page 7. Single copy 10c marines in Mediterranean. The helicopter Carrier Guam shown on a recent visit to Morehead City picked up about 1,000 marines Friday at Morehead City for movement to the Mediterranean. The troops will beef up u. S. Forces standing by for the possible evacuation of americans from strife torn Jordan. A wire photo by Lewis Gulick associated press writer Washington a the state department said Friday night that Mideast peace talks Are not expected to resume at this time because of the crisis in Jordan. Difficulties in the Way of getting the stalled talks going were also underscored by israeli prime minister Golda Meir Here on a one Day visit. After seeing president Nixon and Secretary of state William p. Rogers mrs. Meir said Israel would not end her Boycott of the Arab israeli peace discussions until Egypt and Russia Roll Back missiles installed in violation of the Mideast truce. Rogers Quot feels the door to the talk is still open and we Are continuing every Effort to keep that door open and having the parties go through it Quot state department press officer Robert j. Mccloskey said after the Daylong men plead guilty to gambling Jackson miss. A four Gulf coast men Friday pleaded guilty in Federal District court to gambling charges involving a coast night club. Sentencing was withheld pending a pre sentence report. Pleading guilty were Jack n. S. Dennis Sam f. Uchello Gene p. Green and Richard k. Head. They were indicted for Quot gambling offences at the Raven club Harrison Dennis uchello and Green were indicted for accepting checks from club customers for the purpose of gambling and head was accused of travelling from Biloxi to Chicago Quot for the purpose of buying gambling equipment for the Raven the charges listed in the indictment covered a period from August 1964 to june 1966. Good morning new Delhi apr prime minister Indira Gandhi carried her Congress party and a leftist coalition to an upset election Victory in Southern Kerala state Friday setting the scene for a possible National Alliance with the communists. Athens apr greek multimillionaire Stav Ros Niarchos was cleared Friday of wrongdoing in the death of his wife but a Public prosecutor said he would Appeal the ruling of a lower magistrate s court. Bethlehem Conn. Apr Dolores Hart a former actress who left Hollywood in 1963 for the secluded life of a Benedictine nun took her final vows Friday. Washington apr a chemical linked to cancer in Laboratory animals is a component of some human hair dyes the food and drug administration said Friday. The chemical is 2,4,Tda, used in some permanent and semipermanent hair dyes but not in the More commonly used Dye rinses. New York apr the Board of elections ruled Friday rep. Adam Clayton Powell who lost the june democratic primary could not have a spot on the november ballot As an Independent candidate. New York apr Quot we d rather have our Luggage opened and examined Here than on some desert Quot an elderly couple told pan american world airways officials when queried on their reaction to delays since the airline began checking All carry on Luggage. Pittsburgh apr a Centre county widow who died recently left the Home for crippled children Here Richer by 12,280 dimes and two pomeranian dogs. St. Louis apr faculty members weary of loud music at Maramec Community College s cafeteria can put a Quarter in the Juke Box and punch Al or a la buying them 10 minutes Worth of silent time on the Juke Box. Cape Kennedy Fla. Apr Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell took a simulated flight Friday in the lunar module which they Hope to land on the Moon Early next year. New Haven Conn. A Lonnie Mclucas the first of eight Black panthers to go on trial in the 1969 slaying of an alleged police informer was sentenced Friday to a 12-to-15 year sentence for his conviction on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Biloxi Host gov. John Bell Williams Friday said chief executives attending the Southern governors conference Here May be More cautious in seeking a stand against busing and racial Pupil assignment in shool desegregation. Commenting on the eve of the four Day meet Williams noted an Effort to get a Resolution against racial student ratios and busing in 1969 failed by one vote to get the required three fourths approval. Nixon blocks strike Washington a president Nixon signed executive orders Friday blocking a threatened nationwide rail strike for 60 Days. Acting under provisions of the railway labor act Nixon created a five member fac finding Board to look into the dispute Between four unions and some 160 rail lines. If settlements Are not arranged at the end of 60 Days the unions would be free to strike unless Congress should enact emergency legislation in the interim. . Usery assistant Secretary of labor told newsmen at the White House the administration had hoped to win Union Industry agreements without resort to emergency procedures and that it was Quot with great reluctance Quot that the labor department recommended signing of the executive orders. The four unions involved represent about 400.000 rail employ yes about 70 per cent of All those employed by the Industry. Housing Leader resigns Washington a a top government open housing official resigned Friday accusing the Nixon administration of encouraging and perpetuating racial discrimination in housing. Robert j. Affeldt said he became Quot very very frustrated Quot in his one year As director of conciliation in the housing Opportunity division of the department of housing and Urban development. He is leaving the $24,000-a-Vear government Post to return to the University of Toledo As a Law professor. Quot the Nixon administration is not Only indifferent to fair housing but is actively opposing it by acts of commission and Affeldt told a news conference. Royal army regains control of Amman lamp a to acquire Monon Washington apr approving a Railroad merger for the first time in More than a year the interstate Commerce commission today gave a go ahead for acquisition of the Monon Railroad by the Louisville amp Nashville. With the acquisition the lamp a a Southern and Midwest Carrier will be a $1.9 billion company operating Over 6,340 Miles of track in 13 states the inc said in announcing its unanimous decision. The two railroads have told the inc that the merger will allow them to save $2.6 million a year in operating costs after the first five years. Net income for the lamp a was $28 million last year and for the Monon net income was $1.6 million. The Monon operates in Illinois Indiana and Kentucky. The inc said the total Par value of the transaction will be $26 million. The merger will give the lamp a two parallel routes into Chicago its present Evansville ind., to Chicago trackage and the Monon s Louisville ky., to Chicago trackage. The merger approval is the first granted by the inc since june 4. 1969, when it approved acquisition of the Wichita Falls Railroad by the Missouri Kansas amp Texas. Lincoln to speak at opening session Gen. George a. Lincoln chief of the office of emergency preparedness Washington d. C., will address the opening session of the 36ih annual Southern governors conference at Biloxi monday. Gen. Lincoln will be making his first trip to the coast since he was Here forewing Hurricane Camille setting up the various sep programs that assisted in the Gulf coast recovery Effort. He will arrive at 8 . Monday at Gulfport Biloxi Airport. His address to the governors will be at 10 30 . At Broadwater Beach hotel Headquarters for the conference. While on the coast Lincoln will make an inspection of the area to observe the Progress made during the past 13 months. Governors to hear Hardin Moynihan Toledo officer killed Toledo Ohio a a White policeman was shot to death at Point Blank Range Friday touching off a six hour gun Battle Between police and gunmen firing from in and near a Black Panther Headquarters. Two persons were wounded and one arrested on a murder charge. Police searched the Headquarters building after a gunfire and tear Gas attack and found no one. They confiscated two rifles a Shotgun and a Quantity of ammunition. A later search disclosed a Quantity of dynamite. Five policemen were injured a few hours before the shootout when a crowd of Blacks went to police Headquarters and demanded release of a prisoner. Six persons were arrested in that incident. Toledo patrolman William Miscannon 33, was shot to death As he sat in his patrol car near the Toledo Black Panther office. Walter Shaw his negro partner said a negro Man got out of a car walked to the squad car and announced Quot hey baby i be got something for he then shot Miscannon in the head. John Melvin Mcclellan 26, Toledo was arrested near the scene of the gun Battle and charged with first degree murder. By kit Barker daily Herald staff writer Secretary of agriculture Clifford m. Hardin and Daniel p. Moynihan Counselor to president Nixon Are scheduled to address the 36th annual Southern governor s conference which opens today at Biloxi. Also scheduled a a address the conference e Are Alexander. Heard chairman of the president s commission on Campus unrest Gen. George a. Lincoln director. Office of emergency preparedness undersecretary of the Interior Russell e. Train Ira Dye to the assistant Secretary of transportation and Mills Boe executive director. Office of intergovernmental relations office of the vice president. Secretary Hardin will have a press conference at 5 30 . Monday and will later address the formal state reception and dinner at Edgewater . Moynihan will be a guest speaker during the general session tuesday afternoon at Broadwater Beach hotel Headquarters for the conference. Four of the 19 governors in the conference will be unable to attend it was Learned late Friday. They include Claude Kirk or. Florida Preston Smith Texas Dewey f. Bartlett. Oklahoma and Melvin h. Evans Virgin islands. Opening activities today include a briefing for governor s aides and state civil defense Heads on Public and private responses to Hurricane Camille followed by an informal reception later this evening. Sunday is open for Church services individual press conferences and other activities. The Southern governors conference staff advisory committee will meet sunday after noon with a seafood Jamboree scheduled for later in the evening. Monday s opening session will be addressed by Gen. Lincoln with a expander heard delivering the luncheon speech beginning at 12 30 . Heard will have a press conference following lunch. Undersecretary train will speak during he afternoon session followed by Dye. During the monday session gov. John Bell Williams will propose modification of conference rules so school resolutions continued on Page Quot Highway 6 showdown Battle Seeri by John t. Wheeler associated press writer phenom penh. Cambodia api a both sides moved up reinforcements Friday and the government s 12-Day-Oid push to the North appeared headed for a bloody showdown. Focal Point was a stretch of Highway 6, 50 Miles North of phenom penh where More government forces were sent to reinforce several battalions stalled above Skourn. The enemy also was reported building up manpower and supplies. One North vietnamese unit attacked a cambodian Force astride Highway 6 and killed four government soldiers. To counter the enemy buildup Allied warplanes believed to be american fighter bombers a pounded North vietnamese and Viet Cong positions. By Michael Goldsmith associated press writer Beirut Lebanon a the Royal army of King Hussein apparently gained the upper hand against Arab guerrillas in Jordan on Friday and reports reaching Beirut said casualties in two Days of fighting mounted into the thousands. Countless civilians were dying in the streets for want of medical Aid these reports said. Pre us Matiy they were caught in crossfire. Diplomatic reports described Amman the capital As being effect Ely under the control of the Aimy although there still was fighting and smoke billowed Over the City. The jordanian government radio said 214 guerrillas gave up Amman during the day�?80 of them during a period in which Feid marshal Habis maj Ali the military governor ordered royalist troops to cease fire to permit surrenders. At the same time Roy Farmy tanks were reported pounding Kuc Nilie strongholds in Northern Jordan. With fhe jordanian conflict in its second Day the Pentagon in Washington announced it had or fired More planes and ships into he Mediterranean to beef up . Forces standing by for possible evacuation of americans. Units of the 6th Fleet have been in the Eastern Mediterranean apparently cruising off Lebanon and Syria for the Pas week. About 400 americans Are in Jordan. Thirty eight of them Are among 54 persons held As hostages by marxist guerrillas since inst week s hijackings. The Jef twing guerrillas who hijacked the four airliners last week said every american in the Middle East will become their target if the United states sends troops into Jordan. A statement issued by the popular front for the liberation of Paestine said Quot no american will be Safe if there is a . Military intervention. We have shown the world that we can carry out our asked if the front would kill the Hijack hostages a spokesman said Quot not Only the hostages but All lebanese president Charles Holou Friday night appealed to King Hussein and the guerrillas to halt the fighting. In similar messages to Hussein and guerrilla Leader Yasir Arafat Helou said Quot the blood let in Amman should have been snared for the restoration the usurped land and the defeat of continued on Page 2 inside business amp financial pm. 7 women s Page. Pm. 8 coast entertainments pm. 10 to listings pm. 11 local amp Nat i. Sports pm. 13 Camille the worst. Residents won t forget 47 storm a by kit Barker daily Herald staff writer although Hurricane Camille was the most destructive and vicious Hurricane to strike the United states Mainland the 1947 Hurricane which devastated the Gulf coast 23 years ago today will Long be remembered by area residents. The great storm which of cured before hurricanes were Given names by the u. S. Weather Bureau had been classed by weather experts As one of the worst to strike the Mississippi coast in the past 100 years. Prior to 1947, according to old newspaper files some coast ans were prone to regard Hurri canes As something that happened frequently to Florida but hardly Ever to Mississippi. On sept. 17, the storm raged through the Southern Florida Peninsula picking up Speed again in the Gulf. It headed toward Louisiana from a direction that placed the Mississippi coast in the deadly right hand quadrant of the storm. When it struck on the 19th, the worst winds ranging from 90 to 100 Miles per hour hit an area from Pascagoula West to Lake Borgne la. Although tides did not reach the record breaking Heights of Camille. Water was recorded at nine feet in Pascagoula and up to 14 feet farther West on the coast. No tidal Waves were recorded. Hardest hit communities were Clermont Harbor Waveland and Lakeshore. Most of the 22 victims of the storm s fury came from those three areas along with Long Beach. An estimated $29,000,000 damage was caused in Mississippi which included a loss of $604,000 to the seafood Industry at Biloxi. As in Camille thousands of dollars were lost by property owners along the Beach with the destruction of motels restaurants service stations Sou Venir shops Small businesses and private residences. Also As in Camille Gulfport s inner Harbor and yacht club were destroyed. Biloxi yacht club which went Down under Camille s onslaught somehow managed to survive the storm. The venerable episcopal Church of the redeemer escaped destruction from the 1947 Hurricane Only to be washed away 22 years later by Camille. Almost miraculously the fragile appearing st. Mark s episcopal Church at Mississippi City More than a Century old survived both storms. During the 47 Hurricane Rev. Robert e. Grubb the then 90-year-old continued on Page 2 riot equipped a. A policeman was shot to death Friday touching off a six hour gun Battle Between police and snipers firing from in and near a Black Panther Headquarters. Two persons were wounded and one arrested on a murder charge. Police who searched the Headquarters building after a gunfire and tear Gas attack found no one but confiscated two rifles a Shotgun and a Quality of ammunition. A later search disclosed a Quantity of dynamite. A wire photo x

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